Wayne Rooney has been named Manchester United player of the month for September by the fans.
He enjoyed a fantastic four week period that included goals against Crystal Palace and Bayer Leverkusen to help him become only the fourth United player to ever reach the 200 goal milestone.
The 27-year-old has returned to his best so far this season and speaking to ManUtd.com, Rooney admitted it was great to simply be playing football again and wanted to thank the fans.
“It’s always nice to win any award and for this one to be voted for by the fans is special and something I’m very pleased about,” he said.
“I’d say my one against Crystal Palace [was my favourite]. It was my first goal of the season, and it’s always important to get that first goal as it gives you the belief to kick on and score more.”
For a player who remained so silent during the summer, Rooney has become very vocal again with his fan interaction. He looks happy again and given his current form, so are the fans.
He has played with that boyish hunger that makes him insatiable at times and so long as he keeps up that sort of commitment all season, he could be our best player this season.
Did he hand in a transfer request or didn’t he? Ferguson reiterated this week that he did and his silence during the summer, rather than denying he handed one in, suggests he did but does that matter if he plays as well as he is right now?